I’m Williams Olaide Oladele, a microbiologist by training, a digital strategist by choice and a writer by calling.
I didn’t choose writing; I discovered it. I started writing at the age of 15. A little late perhaps, but just about the perfect time for me. It was during an eighteen-month break from the academic world of science that I had a life-changing epiphany. It was then my love for words rose to another level and I metamorphosed from an avid and curious reader into a budding writer. My writing journey thus began. I picked my quills and found the magic of concatenating words into artistic and literary compositions. Soon enough, I also discovered my quill’s penchant for poetry.
I have since learnt from masters—living and dead—as well as contemporaries in this art where, as Hemingway puts it: we are all apprentices and no one gets to be the master.
Daily, I continue to strive to get better as a writer. Daily, I toil to fulfil my purpose in this transient world through the written word. I’m a self-taught writer and poet and this is my story.
My first book, The Juvenilia, which is an anthology of poems was published on 1st October, 2018. I have been published on multiple occasions in Writers Space Africa – an international literary magazine issued monthly.
I’m also a contributor at The Plenipotent Company Limited. You can read my entries on digital business and entrepreneurship on their blog.
Creativity is daring to take risks and break rules, without the fear of making mistakes, in the process of fun-filled experimentation geared towards designing something new, towards coming up with something novel and useful, and towards the discovery of worthwhile things previously unknown.